Liven up your traditional cauliflower with a little spice and some Tahini Sauce.  The turmeric and paprika in this recipe gives it color that really pops!

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce


  • 1 head of cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cleaned and sliced into 1" steaks
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil (or better yet us homemade garlic oil)
  • 1 T ground Sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 T ground turmeric
  • 1 t, sweet Spanish paprika
  • 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 t crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 T warm water

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  • 2
    Line a sheet pan with foil. 
  • 3
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil (or garlic oil if using), salt, turmeric, apperika, garlic, and chili flakes adn stir until combined. 
  • 4
    Place cauliflower on a large sheet pan so they are not overlapping. Brush both side of cauliflower with spice mixture. 
  • 5
    Place cauliflower in the oven and roast until tender and browned approximately 20 minutes.  Flip caulfower with a spatula and continue to roast until browned on both sides and starting to crisp.
  • 6
    After you turn cauliflower prepare the tahini sauce by combining the tahini, lemon juice and warm water until mixed and creamy.
  • 7
    Remove the cauliflower from the oven and place on a large platter.  Drizzle cauliflower with tahini sauce and serve immedately while hot.

Tip:  You can even more spice to this dish by adding it to the tahini sauce. A bit more hot chili flakes and papriki make for a beautiful presentation. You can even throw a bit of fresh chopped cilantro on top as a garnish if you want even more color (just like we did in the picture).